September 4, 2010

Saturday Snacks: A Mea Culpa Trio

Now that we’re in the final month of the season I suppose it’s time to call myself out on some declarations, predictions and general comments I made earlier this season that amounted to a whole lot of nothin’. In no particular order… Brandon Inge. I owned up to this one on the podcast with Ian […]

August 27, 2010

How are Former Tigers Faring in 2010?

Looking around the majors there are plenty of former Tigers doing well — and some not so well. Here’s a look at some of the more notable players and their current numbers: Placido Polanco, Phillies: .314 avg., 6 HR, 42 RBI, .348 OBP. Currently fifth in the N.L. in hitting, which is just another reason […]

July 28, 2010

Tigers Make a Droplet of a Trade in Getting Peralta

Jhonny Peralta. It’s precisely the move we expected the Tigers to make. That is, a drip not a splash. Not only is he the Tigers’ new and temporary third baseman until Brandon Inge returns, he’s also the new and temporary shortstop until the Tigers acquire Stephen Drew. Ahem. What’s more, you present a writing dilemma […]

July 14, 2010

Checking in on Carlos Guillen’s Move to Second Base

It’s been two months since the Tigers announced that Carlos Guillen, not rookie Scott Sizemore, would be the Tigers’ second baseman in 2010. Who at the time would’ve guessed that the brittle Guillen could stay healthy for two months and regain his status as a productive member of the Tigers’ lineup? But let’s be honest: […]

May 17, 2010

Weekend Wrap: Where to Begin?

After the Tigers took three of four from the Yankees, the three-game weekend set with the Red Sox had all the makings of a classic letdown. Max Scherzer certainly did his part on Friday night by serving up five runs in the first inning which fueled Boston’s 7-2 win. What happened on Saturday was the […]

April 8, 2010

Tigers Today: April 8, 2010

Tigers Record: 1-1 Today’s Game Tigers @ Royals | 2:10 p.m. ET – Kauffman Stadium, Kansas City | On the air: FSD/1270-AM Pitching Matchup Dontrelle Willis, 0-0 0.00 ERA vs. Brian Bannister, 0-0 0.00 ERA

December 4, 2009

Friday Freehans: Trades, Memories and Salt for Your Game 163 Wound

This, that and the other after a long blogging layoff: So where were you two years ago today? You were probably glued to ESPN or the Web reading all you could about the eight-player deal that brought Miguel Cabrera and Dontrelle Willis to Detroit. Time flies. (And just a year ago today Edgar Renteria spared […]

October 1, 2009

Game 159: Fail-ebration

ESPN highlights available here…eventually. The Score: Twins 8 – Tigers 3 The Gist: Wasted opportunities. Sure, the usual ones — stranded runners, untimely hitting — but also new and exciting storylines. Like, four errors by the Twins, a bizarrely mediocre Joe Nathan and…oh, what’s the difference? Nate Robertson pitched well enough to not lose but […]

September 26, 2009

Game 154: “It was a hell of a comeback.”*

ESPN highlights available here. The Score: Tigers 12 – White Sox 5 The Gist: The Tigers swatted 20 hits — four from Miguel Cabrera, and three each from Curtis Granderson and, of course, Placido Polanco — scoring 12 runs after being down 5-0 in the fourth. Cabrera also had a homer and four RBI, giving […]

September 25, 2009

Game 153: Of Course

ESPN highlights available here. The Score: White Sox 2 – Tigers 0 The Gist: Eddie Bonine should still be out for a nice post-game dinner with his teammates after 6.2 innings of two-hit pitching. Instead, he takes the loss in yet another disaster in Chicago. But come on, didn’t you see this one coming? Both […]